Molly Bee

Molly Bee

Country Music Singer
Born Aug 18, 1939

Molly Bee, born Mollie Gene Beachboard, was an American country music singer famous for her 1952 recording of the early perennial, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", and as Pinky Lee's sidekick on The Pinky Lee Show. Bee was also well known in the 1950s in Los Angeles, California as a regular on Hometown Jamboree, a local television program featuring Tennessee Ernie Ford, later the host of NBC's The Ford Show.… Read More

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1939 Birth Bee, who was part Native American, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 18, 1939, and raised in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, until she and her family moved to Tucson, Arizona sometime in the 1940s. … Read More
1950 10 Years Old In 1950, when Bee was 11, the Beachboard family moved to the Los Angeles area. … Read More


1952 12 Years Old 1 More Event
When she was 13, Bee signed on with Capitol Records and had her first major recording success with "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", in 1952. … Read More
1954 14 Years Old In 1954, Bee joined Tennessee Ernie Ford in an NBC-TV daytime variety show which ran from January 3, 1955 to June 28, 1957. … Read More
1958 18 Years Old Bee appeared in 1958 with George Montgomery in an episode of NBC's The Gisele MacKenzie Show. … Read More


1966 26 Years Old She was nominated in 1966 as "Best Television Personality" by The Academy of Country Music Awards. … Read More


1975 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, in Country Song Roundup magazine, she was quoted as saying that, through her children, she found "equilibrium." … Read More


1998 58 Years Old Although she was no longer touring, in April 1998, she was part of the playbill putting on a benefit for the Ivey Ranch Park for the physically and mentally handicapped in her city of residence, Oceanside, California. … Read More


2009 70 Years Old Bee, who in her later years went by Molly Muncy offstage, died on February 7, 2009, at Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, California, from complications following a stroke. … Read More
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